DEVELOPERS hoping to build three wind turbines in a Cheshire village are continuing with their plans sparking fresh concerns from local residents.

Cornwall Light and Power posted information documents to members of the public explaining that a planning application could be submitted this autumn.

If Cheshire West and Chester Council grant permission then three 125m wind turbines could be built at Oxheys Farm in Rushton, near Tarporley, by 2012.

It would become Cheshire’s first commercial wind farm and, according to CL&P, could provide renewable electricity for more than 3,000 houses.

A spokesman said: “Following our consultation so far, we still think Oxheys Farm is a good site for a wind farm.

“We have carried out technical work on the landscape, birds, wildlife, aviation, archaeology, transport and noise.

“We want to hear from as many local people as possible before we finalise our plans.”

But residents remain unconvinced and are still voicing their anxieties about the proposals.

Andy James, a local homeowner, said: “Houses nearby could lose £10,000 of their market value.

“I reject their rosy picture of the benefits of onshore wind turbines generally and this project in particular.

“It is harmful to local people and not a positive contributor to our energy needs.”